Midwife Tutor Volunteer Job

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Small town in Myanmar where midwifery school based, Myanmar
Project duration is for 1 years
Midwifery College

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
Serve as mentor-in-residence at a Myanmar midwifery school to help support clinical care, reinforce teaching practices, create lesson plans and coach/train in clinical and educational environment.

PS: We are looking to hire 4 Clinical Tutors/ Mentors for the same job to work in different colleges.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
An ideal candidate will have ALL of the qualities below, but we anticipate appointing candidates who many not have all but have a strong clinical background, some relevant work experience and most importantly teaching / coaching experience in the health sector.

 Qualification as a midwife/ nurse or doctor ; advanced degree desirable OR advanced clinical background (non midwifery)
 At least 5 years work experience in reproductive and maternal and child health programs with progressively increasing responsibilities
 Prior training experience; excellent classroom and clinical training skills including participatory and experiential methods
 Knowledge of strategic planning, training program development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
 Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including infection prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care, etc.
 Solid communication, presentation and writing skills
 Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)
 Willingness to live outside of Yangon and work in a rural district

This exciting position is to work in a Midwifery training school in Myanmar which will have had no external input for many years. The project on which you will be working is the first of it's kind in many decades in Myanmar to improve the quality of the teaching and practice in health training institutions. Midwives in Myanmar are the lowest cadre of professional staff, often working alone in remote rural settings and acting as the first point of call for the community on a wide range of health issues, far beyond those associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

The overall partner JHPIEGO is a part of John Hopkins University and they will have high level of technical knowledge and offer a thorough induction and briefing to ensure that volunteers know exactly what they are able to offer and what expectations are.

Please note: Funding for this placement is in the process of being secured and thus we are inviting applications and the process will continue pending the confirmation of funding being approved.

How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date
31 Mar 2016

Interview/Assessment date(s)
On-going

Start date
Feb 2016 (flexible)

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